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What problems can arise due to chronic stress?

What problems can arise due to chronic stress?

Chronic stress due to work can harm the health. According to a study of the Swedish scientists, the volume of the hippocampus (memory center) is reduced in people who have been experiencing stress at work for a long time. Russian experts found that prolonged stress leads to the accumulation of stress hormones in the hippocampus, ...
Engaging with schizophrenia: Experts argue for new approaches to treatment

Engaging with schizophrenia: Experts argue for new approaches to treatment

A better understanding of the lived experience of people with schizophrenia would enable clinicians to help patients live with their condition, alongside treating symptoms with medication and psychotherapy, say experts at the University of Birmingham. According to researchers at the University, this approach would involve developing an understanding of ‘self-disturbance’ in schizophrenia — in which ...
People with mental illness less likely to get cancer screening

People with mental illness less likely to get cancer screening

People with mental illness get screened for cancer at much lower rates than the general population, which may contribute to higher rates of cancer deaths among the mentally ill, researchers say. In a review of 47 previous studies covering 4.7 million people in 10 countries, the study team found that adults with mental health issues ...